Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friends and colleagues describe Shorewood Police Officer of the Year John Coldwater as a high-energy guy who is driven to succeed on the job and at home with his wife and two boys.
Huband, soccer dad, go-getter. John Coldwater is so much more than a traffic officer with the Shorewood Police Department. He makes it his job to educate young parents on the importance of properly installing child seats in their vehicles. He reads to kindergarteners in the Troy School District. He hands out glow-in-the-dark necklaces to young teens on Halloween. And he helps shape the image of the local police department by organizing events such as the recent weight loss competition between a handful of Shorewood officers. Coldwater shed 29 pounds and was crowned “The Biggest Loser.” Really, he is a winner in every sense of the word, the definition of what community police work is all about. “John’s work ethic makes him a terrific cop,” …
Arrests made by Shorewood police and other law enforcement agencies.
Akram M. Hasan, 48, Homer Glen, was arrested by Shorewood police for possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment, possession of controlled substance and obstructing justice after he was stopped for a signal violation on May 2, 2013. Hasan was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Dandre M. Kelly, Crest Hill, was arrested by Shorewood police on a DUI warrant out of Chicago after his vehicle was stopped for expired registration on May 5, 2013. Kelly was unable to post bond and was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Robert W. Herlihy, 18, Minooka was arrested by Shorewood police for retail theft of card covers. Herlihy posted bond and was released with court information. Edgardo M. Gonzalez-…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Towne Center fountain will be turned on and fireworks will be launched to mark the completion of Shorewood's Veteran's Memorial Park on Monday, May 27.
A children's parade is planned. Then, there will be a dedication and wreath-laying ceremony. A bicentennial pops orchestra will play. Then, they'll flip the switch on the fountain at the Veteran's Memorial site near the entrance to Shorewood's Towne Center and launch fireworks. And, at long last, a project that Shorewood mayor Rick Chapman personally has worked to oversee for two years will be in the books thanks, in part, to donations from local residents and business leaders. Chapman and Rev. G.A. Klima—father of Shorewood police chief Aaron Klima—will speak during a Memorial Day celebration to mark the occasion on Monday, May 27, said Village of Shorewood executive assistant Toni Dulny. She said the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Proceeds from the Shorewood Police Department's annual charity golf outing were donated to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.
A little fun and relaxtion. A lot of goodwill. The Shorewood Police Department picked the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as one of the beneficiaries during its annual charity golf outing. And officers scored another birdie recently when they presented a check to State's Attorney James Glasgow. Commander Eric Allen and Officer Paul Hulbert turned over a $2,000 contribution to Glasgow, according to a news release issued by the state's attorney's office. The money will be earmarked to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse. Glasgow serves as the chairman of the Will County Children's Advocacy Center's board. "We are grateful to the Shorewood Police Department for choosing the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as a …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Aaron Klima is encouraging residents to sign up for NIXLE alerts, while also asking that they take a pro-active approach to community policing.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Arrests made by Shorewood police and other law enforcement agencies.
Carrie A. Hiniker, 37, Plainfield, was cited by Shorewood police for DWLS and ticketed for no insurance and speeding after her vehicle was stopped for the speeding violation on April 25, 2013. Hiniker posted bond and was released with court information. Donald D. Dudleston Jr., 40, Shorewood, was arrested by Shorewood police for unlawful use of intoxicating compound after officers responded to a report of a man huffing paint outside a building on April 30, 2013. Duddleston posted bond and was released with court information. Isaiah J. O'Connell, 34, Granger, Ind., was arrested by Shorewood police for possession of controlled substance after officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area on May 1, 2013. O'Connell was …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shorewood police chief Aaron Klima is encouraging residents to sign up for alerts and to take an active role in community policing.
Shorewood police chief Aaron Klima is inviting residents to make their next best friend NIXLE. Klima, in an open letter to residents posted on the Village of Shorewood website, said communication is a key component of the partnership between residents and their police department in any community policing program. He said NIXLE can help strengthen those lines of communication. He outlines what NIXLE is in his letter: a secure communications platform provided at no cost to residents and municipalities through which residents can receive information messages by text message, email or via the web. "Residents are able to customize their personal accounts to determine the method of dissemination as well as the types of messages they wish to …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
At a recent meeting, board members approved a measure that could eliminate some or all of the paperwork in many Village of Shorewood departments.
No more paperwork. That could be the end result of a decision by the Shorewood village board to develop a custom mobile and web geographic information system that will be used in a number of departments, including public works, according to a Sun-Times News Group report. The village approved a $136,000 contract with Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates, a Joliet engineering and design firm, to improve the functionality of the village's existing GIS platform, according to the report. "We can click on a parcel of land and have every approval ever made tied to that parcel come up," stated community development director Kimberly Jones in the report. "It will be a great tool for me."
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A landscaping contractor will conduct a controlled burn Wednesday around the northeast Shorewood Glen pond along Route 52.
Don't be alarmed if you see smoke around the Shorewood Glen pond on Wednesday (May 1). The Shorewood Police Department issued the following advisory on Tuesday to alert residents of a controlled burn: "Please be advised the Shorewood Glen landscaping contractor will conduct a controlled burn around the northeast Shorewood Glen pond along Route 52 (Jefferson Street) on Wednesday (May 1)," stated the police advisory. "The contractor has made proper notification to the Village of Shorewood. All pertinent public safety entities are aware of the event."